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Michael A. Olivas
The NIU College of Law will welcome Michael A. Olivas, immediate past-president of the Association of American Law Schools, to present the Marla Dickerson Lecture on Public Interest. Professor Olivas will present his lecture at 3 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall. Olivas’ lecture, “Lessons Learned about...
DeKalb schoolchildren surround Project ROAR tutor Allyce Leafbland.
The elementary students ask their teachers weekly: “When are the ROAR tutors coming?” Project ROAR – Reaching Out Through Art and Reading has existed at NIU for 14 years. Its focus is to help students at the elementary level develop their vocabulary and love for reading. Over time, the project has become a way for bilingual...
Persepolis movie poster
In conjunction with the current Graphic Novel Exhibition Suite at the NIU Art Museum, four films and one discussion will be held at the Egyptian Theatre over the next few weeks. Each film was adapted from an original graphic novel or comic. Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m. “Persepolis,” film and discussion led by Steven Torres-Roman...
Charles Walker poster
Charles Walker, professor of history and the director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at the University of California at Davis, will visit the NIU campus April 10 and April 11. Walker will deliver a lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, on “Natural Disasters and Society: Some Lessons from the 1746 Earthquake/Tsunami in...
World Music Festival poster
The NIU School of Music will host its third annual World Music Festival from Wednesday, April 11, through Sunday, April 15. As usual, this week-long event will consist of concerts and lectures featuring various world music styles and cultural dialogues in music. NIU’s own Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, a student group led by two Syrian-born...
Studying abroad is the most unique way to learn. Not only does one get to achieve higher education, but one is also able to actively learn through cultural immersion in another country.  Students are able to see and experience things they only dreamed of before studying abroad. Suren Nersisyan and Vladimir Yelakov received the ultimate...
Light Up Africa logo
Team Light Up Africa is a step closer to its goal of providing cheap, affordable electricity to the developing world. Their portable generator/energy storage device, the Zoom Box, was selected as one of 200 semifinalist in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. The competition drew more than 1,700 submissions. NIU’s four students are hoping to launch...
Bernini angel sculpture in Rome
The NIU Art Museum will present “The Medieval Art of Narrative,” an illustrated lecture by Ann van Dijk at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Altgeld Hall 315. In the Middle Ages, narrative art was ubiquitous, appearing in a variety of media and contexts. Painted narratives adorned the pages of books; mosaic narratives graced the...
Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is urgently seeking three host families for high school students who will soon be visiting NIU to particpate in the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program. The U.S. Department of State program brings high schoolers from the countries of Southeast Asia to NIU and Washington, D.C., to learn about leadership,...
Photo of a couple dancing the tango
The NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party will take place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Join students, staff and faculty for a night of salsa dancing and musical performance by the NIU Latin Jazz Ensemble. Everyone will gather at 9 p.m. for salsa lessons. Appetizers will be...
Photo of a stack of alphabet blocks spelling “literacy”
NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy will host a panel discussion at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, on “The Many Voices of Literacy: Stories from English Language Learners.” The discussion in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center will feature students in high school and college who will share their...
NIU Center for Black Studies
Since it was created four decades ago, the Center for Black Studies has woven itself tightly into NIU’s fabric. It started as a place where students and faculty can develop courses for the new minor, Black Studies. It also was a place for students and faculty to discuss issues that were going on both on-...
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